The Day War Came Book Discussion Guide

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This book discussion guide for The Day War Came, a story about a young girl struggling with her status as a refugee after war comes to her city, features Common Core-aligned discussion questions and activities to help guide pre- and post-reading of the book. Includes more than 20 interactive discussion questions, several independent and group activities, and a list of resources for teaching more about refugees and the global refugee crisis.
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The Day War Came By Nicola Davies and Rebecca Cobb
The Day War Came
Author: Nicola Davies
Illustrator: Rebecca Cobb

Imagine if, on an ordinary day, after a morning of studying tadpoles and drawing birds at school, war came to your town and turned it to rubble. Imagine if you lost everything and everyone, and you had to make a dangerous journey all alone. Imagine that there was no welcome at the end, and no room for you to even take a seat at school. And then a child, just like you, gave you something ordinary but so very, very precious. In lyrical, deeply affecting language, Nicola Davies’s text combines with Rebecca Cobb’s expressive illustrations to evoke the experience of a child who sees war take away all that she knows.

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